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The Center for Partnership Studies has strict privacy practices. No personal information is sold, rented or traded to third parties if you elect to keep your record private. This is the website for The Center for Partnership Studies.

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Address: P O Box 51936

Pacific Grove, CA 93950


The following describes the policies and practices of The Center for Partnership Studies(CPS) with regard to the collection and use of personal information from users of www.partnershipway .org and subscribers to our various email news, blogs, discussions forums and donors. Throughout this page, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” are meant to include The Center for Partnership Studies staff, contractors, and volunteers. Our website is hosted by NPower of Seattle.

We have the utmost respect for your privacy and will not trade or sell your personal information with anyone. We only share your information with third parties we have contracted with and with your permission.

The Center for Partnership Studies is solely responsible for the content of this site, but is in no way responsible for pages that are linked from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on linked sites.


Unless you choose to donate anonymously, your name, contact information and amount of gift will be captured and held in our secure server hosted by NPower of Seattle. You will still receive an acknowledgement of your gift from the Center for Partnership Studies, and your gift will remain tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. When you donate to the Center for Partnership Studies, whether online, by mail, or on the phone, we ask for your name, address, email address, phone number, and payment method. If you pay by check, we keep a photocopy of your check. If you pay by credit card, we keep a record of the transaction, but do not store your credit card number on our website. We also maintain pertinent information about you and your gifts in a secure database, including but not limited to gift amounts, dates, payment types, and any special gift terms or conditions. Donors who supply their email address may also receive occasional updates and appeals for funds via email, independent of any enewsletter subscriptions, with the option to opt-out at any time. If you supply us with your postal address you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on research and services, fundraising, or upcoming events

Commenting or posting on website

You are welcome and encouraged to comment on our blog(s) a or discussions forums. Only the name you supply and your comment will be displayed on the site to the public. This information is stored by the host of our website.

If you choose to opt in to receive email messages from us, we use your email address per stated preferences in your individual profile to send you email messages that may be of interest to you and to inform you about new features or services offered by our web site. We use the stated preferences in your individual profile to tailor your experience at our site. For example, we may provide you with customized content based on the stated preferences in your individual profile.

We make every attempt to deliver all correspondences in a timely manner, but are not responsible for transmissions that are undelivered due to circumstances beyond our control (non-functional equipment en-route, or on the receiving end of the correspondence).

We encourage you to submit information to us and add information in our resource directory. In this process we ask for your name, email address (in case we need to follow up with you), and information regarding the information to be posted. Once we approve your information, you will be acknowledged and the information posted on the website.

How we use the information

We may use the information that we collect from you as follows: to use the information in connection with providing you services through the Web Site; to protect the Web Site against unauthorized access by verifying the identity of users using the Web Site; to improve our Web Site's content; and to use your IP address (the number assigned to your computer while it is logged on to the Internet) to diagnose problems with the server or to administer the Web Site.

We also aggregate information we collect from you and other users to help us improve the design of our web site so that we may better meet the needs of visitors to our web site and to report on the status of volunteerism in various communities. The aggregate information cannot be used to personally identify you.

We may use data gathered on this site to inform visitors via email of future opportunities to interact with the site.

We may disclose information we collect from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary (a) to obey the law or comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates; (b) to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of other users of our web site; or (c) to act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of users of our web site or the public.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose information we collect from you to any third party, including other nonprofit organizations, unless you specifically request that we share your information with a third party.

Who has access to the information

Only the Center for Partnership Studies, its employees, agents and officers and employees of the Center for Partnership Studies who are responsible for administering our web site have access to personally identifiable information collected about you. None of these groups will share personally identifiable information about you with anyone else without your permission.

Data Security Commitment

When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure outside vendor’s server (currently Paypal). To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on our web site's Privacy Policy page so that you will always know what type of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information. If you continue to use our web site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to be bound by the changes to the Privacy Policy.

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